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Senegal
Shirt badge/Association crest
Nickname(s) Les Lions de la Teranga
(Lions of Teranga)
Association Fédération Sénégalaise
de Football
Confederation CAF (Africa)
Head coach Amara Traoré[1]
Captain Lamine Diatta[2]
Most caps Henri Camara (99)
Top scorer chris mincey (29)
Home stadium Stade Leopold Senghor
FIFA code SEN
FIFA ranking 89
Highest FIFA ranking 26 (June 2004)
Lowest FIFA ranking 95 (December 1998)
Elo ranking 80
Highest Elo ranking 19 (June 2002)
Lowest Elo ranking 100 (October 1994)
Home colours
Away colours
First international
Benin Dahomey 3 - 2 Senegal Senegal
(Côte d'Ivoire; 31 December 1961)
Biggest win
Senegal Senegal 6 - 0 Mauritania Mauritania
(Sierra Leone; 13 February 1984)
Biggest defeat
Tunisia Tunisia 4 - 0 Senegal Senegal
(Tunisia; 15 July 1995)

Zambia Zambia 4 - 0 Senegal Senegal
(Zambia; 26 September 1993)

Algeria Algeria 4 - 0 Senegal Senegal
(Algeria; 25 July 1993)

Morocco Morocco 4 - 0 Senegal Senegal
(Morocco; 14 September 1975)

Guinea Guinea 4 - 0 Senegal Senegal
(Guinea; 17 May 1970)

Democratic Republic of the Congo Congo-Kinshasa 4 - 0 Senegal Senegal
(Congo-Kinshasa; 30 January 1969)

Mali Mali 4 - 0 Senegal Senegal
(Mali; 14 March 1965)

Nigeria Nigeria 4 - 0 Senegal Senegal
(Ghana; 27 February 1963)
World Cup
Appearances 1 (First in 2002)
Best result Quarterfinals, 2002
African Nations Cup
Appearances 11 (First in 1965)
Best result Second place, 2002

The Senegal national football team, nicknamed the Lions of Teranga, is the national team of Senegal and is controlled by the Fédération Sénégalaise de Football. It made its first World Cup in 2002 and made quite a splash, pulling a huge upset by defeating world and European champions France 1-0 in the tournament's opening game. Senegal is a team that never faced a major defeat with its biggest defeat being 4-0 in several matches.

Especially notable about this result was the appearance of Patrick Vieira playing for the opposition; this was due to France being a former colonial power in the country. Senegal went on to make the quarterfinals, only the second African team to do so (the first being Cameroon in 1990 - in 1990, Cameroon also defeated the defending champions (Argentina) 1-0 in the tournament's opening match). In the group, after defeating France, they drew with Denmark and Uruguay, and beat Sweden in extra time in Round 2, before losing to Turkey in the quarter finals.

Senegal disappointed its fans in 2006 when it failed to qualify for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. in the 2006 FIFA World Cup Qualification, Senegal finished second in their group after losing 3-1 to the winners of the group, Togo.

Senegal's first appearance in the African Nations Cup was in 1965, when Senegal, after finishing second in their group, lost 1-0 to the Ivory Coast to finish in 4th place. in the 1990 African Nations Cup, Senegal once again finished 4th. Senegal hosted the African Nations Cup in 1992, in which, after qualifying for the quarter finals by finishing second in their group, Senegal lost 1-0 to Cameroon in the quarter finals. Senegal's best finish in the African Nations Cup came in 2002, when they lost the final on penalties after drawing 0-0 with Cameroon .

Senegal has won the Amilcar Cabral Cup (a regional soccer tournament for West African nations) 8 times, more than any other country (second place: Guinea has only won 5 times).

Contents

World Cup record

African Nations Cup record

Current squad

Squad for the friendly match against South Korea on 14 October 2009

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
GK Cheick N'Diaye 15 February 1985 (1985-02-15) (age 25) France Stade Rennais
GK Bouna Coundoul 4 March 1982 (1982-03-04) (age 28) 2 0 United States New York Red Bulls
GK Khadim Ndiaye Senegal ASC Linguère
DF Jacques Faty 25 February 1984 (1984-02-25) (age 26) France Sochaux
DF Abdoulaye Diagne-Faye 26 February 1978 (1978-02-26) (age 32) 14 3 England Stoke City
DF Pape Diakhaté 21 June 1984 (1984-06-21) (age 25) 24 1 Ukraine Dynamo Kyiv
DF Papa Gueye 7 May 1984 (1984-05-07) (age 25) Ukraine Metalist Kharkiv
DF Mohamed Sarr 23 December 1983 (1983-12-23) (age 26) Belgium Standard Liège
MF Rémi Gomis 14 February 1984 (1984-02-14) (age 26) France Valenciennes
MF Mustapha Diallo 14 May 1984 (1984-05-14) (age 25) France Guingamp
MF Mickaël Tavares 25 October 1982 (1982-10-25) (age 27) Germany Hamburger SV
MF Makhtar Thioune 5 August 1984 (1984-08-05) (age 25) 3 0 Norway Molde FK
MF Deme N'Diaye 5 February 1985 (1985-02-05) (age 25) France Arles-Avignon
FW Issiar Dia 8 June 1987 (1987-06-08) (age 22) 6 1 France Nancy
FW Moussa Sow 19 February 1986 (1986-02-19) (age 24) France Stade Rennais
FW Papiss Cissé 3 June 1985 (1985-06-03) (age 24) France Metz
FW Demba Ba 25 May 1985 (1985-05-25) (age 24) Germany 1899 Hoffenheim
FW Lamine Diarra 20 December 1983 (1983-12-20) (age 26) Serbia Partizan
FW Mame Biram Diouf 16 November 1987 (1987-11-16) (age 22) 2 0 England Manchester United
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Recent call-ups

No. Pos. Player DoB (Age) Caps Goals Club
1 GK Tony Sylva (WCQ v. Gambia, 11 Oct 2008) 17 May 1975 (1975-05-17) (age 34) 79 0 Turkey Trabzonspor
2 DF Pascal Mendy (WCQ v. Algeria, 5 Sep 2008) 11 January 1979 (1979-01-11) (age 31) 4 0 Lithuania FBK Kaunas
6 DF Ibrahima Faye (WCQ v. Algeria, 5 Sep 2008) 22 October 1979 (1979-10-22) (age 30) France Troyes
17 DF Massamba Sambou (WCQ v. Algeria, 5 Sep 2008) 17 April 1986 (1986-04-17) (age 23) France Le Havre
DF Lamine Diatta (Africa Nations Cup 2008) 2 July 1975 (1975-07-02) (age 34) Qatar Al-Ahli
DF Souleymane Diawara (Africa Nations Cup 2008) 24 December 1978 (1978-12-24) (age 31) France Marseille
DF Habib Beye (Africa Nations Cup 2008) 19 October 1977 (1977-10-19) (age 32) England Aston Villa
2 DF Ibrahima Sonko (WCQ v. Gambia, 11 Oct 2008) 22 January 1981 (1981-01-22) (age 29) 4 1 England Hull City
6 DF Cheikh Gueye (WCQ v. Gambia, 11 Oct 2008) 30 December 1986 (1986-12-30) (age 23) France Metz
18 MF Frédéric Mendy (WCQ v. Algeria, 5 Sep 2008) 6 November 1981 (1981-11-06) (age 28) Greece AO Kavala
5 MF Papa Malick Ba (WCQ v. Liberia, 21 Jun 2008) 11 November 1980 (1980-11-11) (age 29) France Nantes
15 MF Diomansy Kamara (WCQ v. Liberia, 21 Jun 2008) 8 November 1980 (1980-11-08) (age 29) 43 9 Scotland Celtic
5 MF Moustapha Bayal Sall (WCQ v. Liberia, 15 Jun 2008) 30 November 1985 (1985-11-30) (age 24) France Saint-Étienne
11 MF Morgaro Gomis (Africa Nations Cup 2008) 28 January 1985 (1985-01-28) (age 25) Scotland Dundee United
MF Papa Bouba Diop (Africa Nations Cup 2008) 28 January 1978 (1978-01-28) (age 32) 58 9 England Portsmouth
3 MF Guirane N'Daw (WCQ v. Gambia, 11 Oct 2008) 24 April 1984 (1984-04-24) (age 25) France Saint-Étienne
10 MF Khalilou Fadiga (WCQ v. Gambia, 11 Oct 2008) 30 December 1974 (1974-12-30) (age 35) 30 3 unattached
12 MF Kader Mangane (WCQ v. Gambia, 11 Oct 2008) 23 March 1983 (1983-03-23) (age 26) France Stade Rennais
13 MF Ousmane N'Doye (WCQ v. Gambia, 11 Oct 2008) 21 March 1978 (1978-03-21) (age 31) Romania Dinamo Bucuresti
14 MF Papa Waigo N'Diaye (WCQ v. Gambia, 11 Oct 2008) 20 January 1984 (1984-01-20) (age 26) 15 1 England Southampton
15 MF Salif Diao (WCQ v. Gambia, 11 Oct 2008) 10 February 1977 (1977-02-10) (age 33) 39 4 England Stoke City
FW Mamadou Niang (Africa Nations Cup 2008) 13 October 1979 (1979-10-13) (age 30) France Marseille
FW Babacar Gueye (Friendly v. Libya, 20 Aug 2008) 2 March 1986 (1986-03-02) (age 24) Germany Aachen
7 FW Henri Camara (WCQ v. Gambia, 11 Oct 2008) 10 May 1977 (1977-05-10) (age 32) 89 31 England Sheffield United
9 FW Modou Sougou (WCQ v. Gambia, 11 Oct 2008) 18 December 1984 (1984-12-18) (age 25) Portugal Académica
11 FW El Hadji Diouf (WCQ v. Gambia, 11 Oct 2008) 15 January 1981 (1981-01-15) (age 29) 41 16 England Blackburn Rovers
17 FW Mame Biram Diouf (WCQ v. Gambia, 11 Oct 2008) 16 December 1987 (1987-12-16) (age 22) 1 0 England Manchester United

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Simple English

Senegal
Association Fédération Sénégalaise de Football
Confederation CAF
Coach Flávio Barros
Most caps Henri Camara (69)
Top scorer Henri Camara (29)
World Cup
Appearances 1
First Apps 2002
Best result Quarterfinals (2002)

Senegal national football team is the national football team of Senegal.


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